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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio: 'Vast majority of Americans' won't care about Melania Trump plagiarism

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      Marco Rubio defended Melania Trump, saying the alleged plagiarism is an issue that won't matter to "the vast majority of Americans."

      Marco Rubio on CNN
    2. As Rubio tours in Florida, opponents line up attacks

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      Marco Rubio is back in Florida, and he's touring the state as he faces re-election to the U.S. Senate.

    3. Some candidates avoiding debates in U.S. Senate primary

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      TALLAHASSEE — More than a year into Florida's U.S. Senate campaign, the Republicans and Democrats hoping to win the Aug. 30 primary have yet to face off in a televised debate.

      Rep. Patrick Murphy declined to debate in early August.
    4. Marco Rubio's summer plans? Fundraising, fundraising, fundraising

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      Marco Rubio plans to spend the rest of his summer raising money for his U.S. Senate re-election race.

    5. United for Marco Rubio: Florida GOP members of Congress make it official

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      Marco Rubio's got a majority of Florida's Republican congressional delegation behind him for his re-election bid, according to a new batch of formal endorsements released by his campaign.

    6. Rubio gets tea party backing despite 'huge mistake' on immigration

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      He made a "huge mistake" by getting involved in immigration, but Sen. Marco Rubio has the backing of the nation's largest tea party group.

    7. Nantucket blues: My fish and Patrick Murphy's yacht

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      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy this week attacked Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for being MIA and running for president as Florida's toxic algae crisis developed to the point it is today. But the …

      Me, my blue fish, and the Patrick Murphy family yacht
    8. Rubio's environmental focus has critics asking, Where were you before?

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      "Indian River Lagoon advocates ask: Where is Rubio?"

    9. Marco Rubio 'incredibly disappointed' by Supreme Court decision on abortion

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      Sen. Marco Rubio says he is "incredibly disappointed" by today's Supreme Court decision striking down some abortion restrictions in Texas. Rubio's GOP primary rival, Carlos Beruff, reacted similarly.

      “With the Supreme Court issuing its final opinions of this term, we were …